Prospect Watch: Dickerson Hits First Homer of the Year


A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings from the 2012 Prospect Guide, which can be purchased here.

1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (0-0, 5.25) - DNP

2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (0-1, 2.63) - DNP

3. Starling Marte, CF (.274) - 1-for-4, 3B

4. Josh Bell, RF (.267) - 1-for-5, 2B, 4 K

5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats) - Extended Spring Training

6. Robbie Grossman, CF (.211) - 0-for-4, BB, 2 K

7. Tony Sanchez, C (.282) - DNP

8. Stetson Allie, RHP (0-0, 54.00) - DNP

9. Kyle McPherson, RHP (No Stats) - AAA DL

10. Nick Kingham, RHP (0-0, 10.24) - DNP


Top Pitcher: Rudy Owens, LHP (2.84) – 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, 1B (.288) – 3-for-5, 2B, HR

Home Runs: Alex Dickerson (1), Benji Gonzalez (1)


Box Score

Result: Louisville 3, Indianapolis 2

Starting Pitcher: Rudy Owens, LHP (2.84) – 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Starling Marte, CF (.274) – 1-for-4, 3B

Other Notable Performers

Jose Morales, C (.250) – 1-for-4, 3B, RBI

Gorkys Hernandez, LF (.261) – 0-for-1, 3 BB, SB

Game Notes: Nancy Zinni’s game recap.


Box Score

Result: Altoona 8, Richmond 3

Starting Pitcher: Aaron Poreda, LHP (2.25) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Adalberto Santos, RF (.469) – 2-for-4, 2B, BB, 3 RBI

Other Notable Performers

Matt Curry, 1B (.288) – 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI

Brock Holt, SS (.314) – 2-for-3, BB

Victor Black, RHP (1.35) – 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Duke Welker, RHP (1-0, 1.08) – 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Game Notes: Adalberto Santos has gone 11-for-20 with four doubles since Andrew Lambo has gone on the disabled list. Aaron Poreda has an 11:11 K/BB ratio in 16 innings this year, over three starts. Victor Black entered today’s appearance with a 5:0 K/BB ratio in five innings on the season, before giving up his first three walks of the season today. Duke Welker has given up one earned run in 8.1 innings this year, with a 6:1 K/BB ratio.


Box Score

Result: Jupiter 14, Bradenton 4

Starting Pitcher: Tyler Waldron, RHP (7.24) – 2.0 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HR

Top Hitter: Alex Dickerson, 1B (.288) – 3-for-5, 2B, HR

Other Notable Performers

Benji Gonzalez, 2B (.273) – 1-for-4, HR

Stefan Welch, 3B (.208) – 2-for-4, 2B

Game Notes: The Bradenton pitching staff gave up 12 runs in the first four innings. Tyler Waldron gave up six runs in the second inning. Alex Dickerson hit a double and a homer, which were his first extra base hits of the year. Infielder Andy Vasquez had to come on to pitch an inning to finish off the game for West Virginia. Vasquez pitched a shutout inning.


Box Score

Result: Charleston 4, West Virginia 3

Starting Pitcher: Matt Benedict, RHP (0.84) – 5.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Junior Sosa, LF (.343) – 2-for-3, 3B, BB, RBI

Other Notable Performers

Kirk Singer, SS (.286) – 2-for-4, BB

Josh Bell, RF (.267) – 1-for-5, 2B, 4 K

Game Notes: Matt Benedict has allowed two earned runs in 21.1 innings, with an 18:5 K/BB ratio. Josh Bell has struck out 21 times in 60 at-bats (35%). Alen Hanson went 1-for-5 with a double, extending his hitting streak to 13 games.


AAA: Indianapolis Indians – 7-9

AA: Altoona Curve – 7-8

A+: Bradenton Marauders – 7-9

A: West Virginia Power – 5-12

Tim Williams

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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  • Patrick Kelly

    Seems to me that Benedict is doing his damnedest to get himself into being considered a prospect.

  • st1300b

    Long way to go from low A to prospect for Benedict, but stranger things have happened … Tim Alderson from star to bum to star to bum to star… :)